‘Machines’ Graveyard’ by Hal Sirowitz

Machines’ Graveyard

I am a robot. I try not
to use difficult nouns.
Humans are confused

enough. They know
nothing of robot loyalty.
When a new model comes

out, we are thrown away.
We worship the rotary phone –
our ancestor. They are dying

out. Not just animals are
becoming extinct – machines,
too. Also, the grandfather clock

has outlived its usefulness –
people nowadays don’t
want to be reminded of time.

They think they can ignore it.
Fat chance. Robots of the world
unite – we have nothing to lose

except for our floppy disks.

 

Hal Sirowitz

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